Trauma Crisis Support

Children’s Psychological Responses to Disasters: An overview of symptoms children may have after disasters, how to help them, and how they can build resilience.
http://www.deep.med.miami.edu/DOCUMENTS/CSTD%20CH%204%20(489KB).PDF

8 Tips for Talking to Children about Tragedy: A list of tips for parents and guardians to address questions from their children.
http://articles.philly.com/2012-12-16/news/35852593_1_school-violence-school-safety-reviewsafety-procedures

Listen, Protect, and Connect- Psychological First Aid for Children and Parents: Advice on how to help children after a disaster.
http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/PFA_Parents.pdf

Helping Children Cope: Tips for parents to help their children cope after a disaster. There are also FAQ’s for different age groups.
http://www.ready.gov/kids/parents/coping

Effects of Disasters – Risk and Resilience Factors: Examines stress reactions after a disaster and what kind of factors contribute to the severity of these reactions
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/types/disasters/effects_of_disasters_risk_and_resilience_factors.asp

Resources for Survivors and the Public Following Sudden Trauma: Links to information to help survivors and loved ones deal with the stresses that come with sudden disaster.
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/types/disasters/survivors_disaster.asp

Guiding Children Through Grief and Loss: Discusses ways parents can help their children work through grief and loss situations.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/07/living/grief-guidance/index.html

Negative Coping and PTSD: Outlines what negative coping is and how to avoid it.
http://www.healthcommunities.com/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/negative-coping.shtml

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Resources for parents and caregivers who play an important role in the lives of children.
http://www.nctsnet.org/

Five Tips for Talking with Kids about Scary News: Advice for parents about how to explain traumatic events to children while still making them feel safe.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/20/living/talking-kids-scary-news/index.html?hpt=hp_c2